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Do I ned a tux?

moleman462

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Ok, of course the title should say "need" and not "ned."
I recently had a thrifted brooks brothers suit tailored, and the guy did a great job. While I was picking it up, he told me he had something I might like that was my size.

He offered me a used brioni tux, first for $500, then reduced it to $400. He said it was a $5k tux new. Tried the jacket on and it looked great, in good shape. Single button I think with peak lapels.

I thought about it, but really can't think of an opportunity to wear it. I'm married, my brothers and friends are all married, never go to or get invited to black tie events.

I work in a business casual environment but wear a suit maybe 3-4 times a year. Got a work meeting in London coming up (ill remember my black shoes!) and a wedding to attend, but don't need a tux for that.

I've recently dropped about 45 lbs and am working to loose a few more, so if been trying to replenish my wardrobe on the cheap by thrifting. I only have the 1 suit that fits now, could maybe use another one so I'm thinking putting the $400 bucks into that would be a better choice.

What do you guys think? Buy a tux just in case ( and is it a good enough deal not to pass up) or just forget about it?
 
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Ivar

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400 bucks for a used Brioni dinner suit isn't all that much of a bargain. And seeing that you only wear your suit 3 or 4 times a year, it would be possibly moronic to splash out on an even more "specialized" item. All the more so since you're also losing weight.
 
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moleman462

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Good point, I'm convinced. I told the tailor no thanks, but was second guessing myself on the way home.

By the way, if anyone is looking for a good tailor in the northern burbs of Chicago, walter's tailor in Deerfield did a great job.
 

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First question: How well do you know this tailor?

Second question: Would you be able to tell a Brioni dinner jacket from a cheap/ medium-quality one with a Brioni label sewn onto it?

More seriously, though, it's pretty clear to me, from the description of your circumstances, that this money could be put to better use than on a dinner jacket, Brioni or otherwise.
 
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moleman462

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This was my first time using him, so don't really know him. And no, I'm not really all that savvy, just learning at this point. All good points.
 

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